IU Southeast
Summer 2013 7
The IU Southeast School of Education has begun a new
program to help school districts and teachers throughout the
state learn best practices.
The New Neighbors Education Center will train school
districts, P-12 teachers, community organizations, and state
entities as they respond to the learning needs of all students,
particularly English Language Learners (ELLs).
New Neighbors provides a collaborative model and capacity-
building strategies with the aim of creating strong and
productive partnerships with schools, educators, families,
and communities. Its goals are to foster the academic success
of all students, promote intercultural awareness, and
encourage inclusive schools and communities.
New Neighbors will offer services such as professional
development workshops and seminars, consulting, family-
school partnerships, observation visits to demonstration
sites, and specialized speakers. For more information, please
contact the School of Education at (812) 941-2103.
New Neighbors Education Center begins at IU Southeast
The IU Southeast School of Education will undergo
reaccreditation during the 2013-14 school year.
The School of Education is accredited through the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the
standard of excellence in teacher preparation. According to
their website, the NCATE accreditation process establishes
rigorous standards for teacher education programs,
holds accredited institutions accountable for meeting
these standards, and encourages unaccredited schools to
demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and
achieving professional accreditation.
A peer-review team from NCATE will visit IU Southeast in
November 2013. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni may
be approached to provide input during the reaccreditation
Reaccreditation is vital so that the School of Education
continues providing the highest quality education possible
for future teachers. School of Education graduates make
up a large percentage of the local education workforce. IU
Southeast alumni enter their careers with an unparalleled
background and standard of teaching excellence.
Reaccreditation will ensure that the tradition of excellence
continues and that local schools can be confident in hiring IU
Southeast-educated teachers.
School of Education prepping for reaccreditation
IU Southeast education majors work with students at Parkwood Elementary
School in 2012.